The Most Expensive-Looking Ikea Hack We've Ever Seen
Custom built-ins are one of those design elements that can step your home up from nice to magazine worthy. Unfortunately, their high style is usually matched by their price.
Given this reality, you can imagine our excitement when we stumbled upon this custom built-ins hack from The Makerista. With tasteful crown molding and a sliding library ladder, this sleek built-in has all the tell-tale signs of a big-budget project, except for the steep price tag; it's made up of three Ikea Billy bookcases ranging from $40 to $60 a piece, some add-on trim, and the handiwork of a carpenter! How mind-blowingly resourceful is that?
Ikea Billy Bookcases ($40-$60) of various sizes are assembled together to create the three columns of the built-ins.
Wooden trim that matches the home's existing molding creates the custom effect.
The sliding library ladder gives the built-ins an undeniably high-end look.
Books and art objects fill in the shelves, completing the look.